The Waterless Sea

The Waterless Sea

The sequel to the critically aclaimed THE SINGER OF ALL SONGS draws readers even deeper into the magical world of Tremaris--and presents a temptation that Calwyn may not be able to overcome... The second novel in the captivating Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy follows Calwyn and her friends to the desolate Merithuran Empire. As they search for a group of kidnapped children wh The sequel to the critically aclaimed THE SINGER OF ALL SONGS draws readers even deeper into the magical world of Trema...

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Title:The Waterless Sea
Author:Kate Constable
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Waterless Sea
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Waterless Sea Reviews

  • J.Elle
    Feb 25, 2008
    This was okay. The second of a trilogy, I would have been confused had I not read the first of the three. As it was, I had read the first quite some time ago and I struggled to remember it. I feel sort of apathetic about the book as I am writing this after reading the third book in the...
  • Lara
    Mar 19, 2016
    Still really enjoying this series. Some folks have complained about the romance, but I actually really like how realistic it seems: (view spoiler)[two people meet in dramatic circumstances and grow attached to each other, but are very different people from very different backgrounds wi...
  • Lindsey
    Sep 22, 2008
    One of the most alluring aspects of this book is the original fantasy being used as the basic structure of the story and the world in which it takes place. An original mythology well crafted brings fresh content for the imagination more so than the constant reskinning of already establ...
  • Marita
    Apr 24, 2008
    I liked this one better than the first book, but Marianna found this book sad. ...
  • Danielle
    Mar 26, 2011
    I really like these...in fact I was listening to this audio (I need some motivation to get up and exercise in the mornings) and I was finding all sorts of reasons to keep myself plugged in into the late hours one night (any more dishes...what cupboard to sort?) This was fantastic. I th...
  • Libby
    Jan 07, 2010
    Maybe I was just too tired, but I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first. It wasn't a waste of time, but I was mostly bugged by Calwin's whining. I like strong heroines and I kept wanting her to be like Min from Mistborn. I did like the ending, though, and I'm interested to see how...
  • Lindsey
    Jul 21, 2011
    Both the books I have read in this trilogy so far have left me confused and thoughtful. I can say it does not have that terrible fault of being just like every fantasy book ever written (except for the three-book format and the one-special-girl-destined-to-save-the-world aspect, but t...
  • Rebecca
    Apr 01, 2009
    Calwyn and her friends have traveled to the deserts of Merithuros, a harsh, dry, and desolate land, in search of the Palace of Cobwebs. While searching for evidence of chantment there, they learn that children have been kidnapped and are being forced to use their magical gifts against ...
  • Krista
    Mar 04, 2018
    The second book in The Chanters of Tremaris was just as good as the first. Picking up shortly after the end of The Singer of All Songs, we find Calwyn, Halasaa, Mica, Torro, and Trout working together to make the seas safe from pirates. The only member missing from their gang is Darrow...
  • Shay Hardman
    Jul 11, 2012
    Once again, Calwyn and her friends finds themselves in a situation where they are needed. They will have to find the courage, strength, and determination to ensure they're up to the task that is set before them. Trust and friendships will be tested, and secrets of the past will become ...
  • Melissa
    Jan 15, 2011
    Wow this series is a favorite of all time for me. I hate when the second book drags threw a series but this did not disappoint! I just love the characters and the amazing abilities and changes that happen! I just truly enjoyed these book and will give them the highest compliment I can ...
  • Tammie
    Mar 29, 2010
    I loved The Waterless Sea almost as much as the first book in the trilogy. My only complaint with this one was that there was not enough of Darrow in the book. It did however, give insight into who he was and detailed important events from his past. There were a few times I felt like t...
  • Perro
    Aug 26, 2011
    It was nice. I read it a long time ago, before I knew about Goodreads. I think I'll actually do a real review for this one, because usually I'm not very into hardcore fantasy... I sincerely remember this book better than the others, partly because I liked it more, but the name was just...
  • Bethany Huang (Midnight Mermaids)
    Nov 18, 2010
    This book is just as stunning as the first. After I finished The Singer of All Songs (which took me less than a day,) I immediately raced to my school library and checked out the next book, The Waterless Sea. And this sequel definitely did not disappoint me. However, there were several...
  • Koalathebear Koalathebear
    Jun 20, 2012
    Like "The Singer of All Songs", the novel "The Waterless Sea" is set on Tremaris. Calwyn, a young priestess with a magical ability to sing ice into being has come a long way from home. At the start of the novel, for reasons we learn about later, Darrow has gone his own way and is no...
  • Jess
    Aug 19, 2017
    Not as good as the first volume of the series - too much action is glossed over and too much time is spent inside certain characters' heads. Halasaa is the most interesting character, but he was out of commission for far too long, and Calwyn had no personality whatsoever in this volume...
  • Lauren
    Jan 22, 2012
    I loved this book even more than the first one. The plot actually progressed from B to C (Merithuros is now on its way towards healing) unlike some middle-of-trilogy books. I still find Kate Constable's writing very dream-like and uplifting, and I love that the Chosen One is a teenage ...
  • Amy
    May 02, 2014
    Setting/World Building: 4/5 Main Character: 4/5 Other Characters: 3/5 Plot: 3/5 Writing: 3/5 Triggering/Issues: 4/5 (Some sexism) AVERAGED TOTAL: 3/5 out of 4, rounded to 3. This wasn't a bad book... it just also wasn't a great book? I think it really was a solid 3.5 stars...
  • Emma
    Aug 31, 2017
    A solid sequel that's definitely worthy of the first installment. In fact, I maybe even liked it slightly better than The Singer of All Songs. Now I'm itching to read the third one, but-- alas, it's not at my local library. Curses! This shall be an exercise in patience while I wait ...
  • Kira Nerys
    Mar 18, 2018
    It's been years since I read the first book in this series. From that perspective--from forgetting everything but the end--I found this sequel did a remarkably good job of reminding me what happened and reintroducing me to the characters while feeling consistent with this new voyage. I...
  • Lydia
    Jan 10, 2017
    While liberating a pirate/slaver ship, Calwyn and crew are approached by a young man, Heben, who wants their help. He hails from the empire of Merithuros where chanters are taken from their families (and often disowned from their families) and hidden away at the Black Palace from which...
  • Kyra Dune
    Jun 04, 2015
    Wonderful story. Beautifully written. Love the characters. ...
  • Magali
    Jun 10, 2013
    I'm pretty sure someone has written a paint-by-numbers guide to books I am guaranteed to love, and this one follows it while still being charming and sincere. You won't find anything truly groundbreaking in these pages, but that has never stopped me from being excited about a book. I l...
  • Elizabeth
    Sep 11, 2018
    The Waterless Sea continues the story of Calwyn and her friends after defeating Samis in his quest to learn all ten chantments. Now, Calwyn and Co. are on a quest to rescue two children from a country that enslaves chanters and uses them to keep the crumbling empire together. And that?...
  • Dionaea
    Jun 12, 2018
    I stared at the cover for ten minutes, trying to remember why I gave this 3 stars. ...
  • Ash
    May 05, 2017
    I reviewed The Chanters of Tremaris trilogy as a whole in my review of the first book, The Singer of All Songs, but to recap here: I recommend it to all ages and consider it an excellent example of high fantasy and one of my favorite series of all time. Its strengths lie mainly in its ...
  • Claire
    Feb 02, 2017
    The Waterless Sea is the sequel to The Singer of All Songs. It continues after the first book, with Calwyn and her friends trying to stop the evil in the land. I think it is written very well just like the first book, with scenes described vividly. However, Darrow isn?t in it as much...
  • Geena
    Sep 08, 2019
    [Written: January 01, 2006] | [Edited: September 09, 2019] "The Waterless Sea" is certainly better than its predecessor, "The Singer of all songs," but it basically suffers from most of the problems the first book did. Lagging, unclear storyline, and too much focus on a particular c...
  • Kes
    May 02, 2019
    Calwyn is setting up a school of chantment when she gets called away by children getting kidnapped. She intervenes. I wasn't fond of will-they-or-won't-they romance with Darrow - honestly, Darrow seems like a jerk, and I didn't approve. The plot also seemed a little too convenient. ...
  • Lauren Lopez
    Jun 28, 2018
    DONT FINISH IT UNLESS YOU HAVE THE TENTH POWER. Hate the cliff hanging unhappy ending. I couldnt remember why I disliked this one out of the three so much and now I remembered why. Its the ending. ...